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Artist Jim Torok Will Give You Love, He'll Hit You Like a Truck

Jim Torok’s All I Want Is My Truck (2006).Courtesy of Nancy Margolis Gallery


Jim Torok’s compact watercolors of chicken-wing dinner combos and sad faces captioned “You Are Happy” read like storyboards for cartoons produced in art-therapy classes for wayward youth in, say, rural Mississippi. Torok shows many more small, dichotomous works next to clay renderings of Jughead and Dick Tracy by sculptor Jack Earl at Nancy Margolis Gallery through June 28. —Emma Pearse